Batman is arguably the world's most popular comic book character. With Batman returning to the big screen in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice everybody has been wondering when is the next Batman solo film going to happen?
Now there have been rumours floating around the web for a while now. First it is supposed to be called, The Batman and be directed by Ben Affleck, who just happens to be a huge Batman fan.
In the trailer for Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, there is a hint that the Joker has killed Robin.
Which has made people believe/demand that the next Batman film be an adaptation of Under the Red Hood, which is a great concept and a great story. I'm not sure though, if now is the right time for it, being the first of many Ben Affleck Batman films. If Robin is dead I personally think he should stay dead for more than 1 film (granted in the movie he might of been dead for 10 years but for the viewer it's one movie). So this brings me to the big question: if not Under the Red Hood what should be the inspiration for the next Batman film?
Well that's simple. Its called:
Night of the Owls
Batman: Night of the Owls is a new 52 comic about a group called the Court of Owls and is very intriguing story that goes over several stories and characters.
The Court of Owls are a secret organization that is centuries older than Gotham City they hold immense power and influence and are embedded into the very architecture and history of Gotham City. The court would select trained and strong athletes and the few chosen ones would become their Talons (assassins). The myth of their existence has been passed down for generations in an old Gotham nursery rhyme:
Beware the court of owls, that watches all the time, ruling Gotham from a shadow perch, behind granite and lime. They watch you at your hearth, they watch you in your bed, speak not a whispered word of them or they'll send the talon for your head.
The Court of Owls are similar, but different, to the League of Assassins as their goal is to improve/takeover Gotham. To pull this off, they would have to kill Batman and his allies (Nightwing, Catwoman, Robin, Batgirl ect) all in one nights, hence, why the story is called Night of the Owls.
I would suggest reading it or watch Batman Vs Robin the animated movie (yes terrible name) it shows the potential for what a film about the court of owls can be.